Bishop ordains new priest for diocese of Fall River

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Newly-ordained Father Peter R. Scheffer Jr. gives his first blessing as a priest to Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., during his ordination Mass on Saturday. (Photo by Deacon Alan Thadeu)

Forty-hour Eucharistic devotion set to begin across diocese

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New Bedford held a Corpus Christi procession with faithful adoring the Blessed Sacrament at Our Lady’s Chapel. Another procession and Adoration also took place in Fall River.

Four men to be ordained as transitional deacons Saturday at cathedral

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Clockwise from top left, Matthew F. Laird, William J. O'Donnell III, Laurent M. Valliere, and Gregory K. Quenneville, will be ordained as transitional deacons at St. Mary's Cathedral May 22 at 11 a.m.

Annual Catholic Appeal at $3.7M, in home stretch

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Prison Ministry brings Christ’s love to the residents at the Bristol and Barnstable County Houses of Correction. (Photo by Peter Pereira; Photo taken prior to COVID pandemic)

Office of Faith Formation offers “Forward Together” Spring Planning Series

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By David CarvalhoDiocesan Faith Formation Senior Directordcarvalho@dioc-fr.org FALL RIVER — Many Catholics may be asking: will people come back to parishes? Perhaps a more important...

Annual Catholic Appeal Supports Solanus Casey Food Pantry

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, food pickup at the Solanus Casey Food Pantry in New Bedford was moved outdoors.

Diocesan Pastoral Care of the Sick ministry aided by Appeal

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Father Thomas Kocik, Chaplain to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis and former Chaplain to Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River.

Annual appeal continues; diocesan seminarians aided by area faithful

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Deacon William O'Connell III, left and Matt Laird prepare the altar for a recent Liturgy.

Letter of reinstatement of Sunday Mass obligation

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June 8, 2021 Brothers and Sisters,"Without the Lord's day, we cannot live!" His Holiness, Pope Benedict, in his homily at theCathedral of Saint Stephen in...

Guidelines for Liturgical practices as pandemic restrictions are lifted – effective May 29

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FALL RIVER — In light of the recent updated health advisories by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the lifting of State COVID-19 restrictions, parishes...

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